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    • Former MSE Paloma
    • By Former MSE Paloma 13th Nov 15, 4:34 PM
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    MSE News: RBS to hike fees for Black and Platinum package account customers
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    • 13th Nov 15, 4:34 PM
    MSE News: RBS to hike fees for Black and Platinum package account customers 13th Nov 15 at 4:34 PM
    Over one million RBS and NatWest 'Black' and 'Platinum' package account customers will pay more from January 2016...

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    RBS to hike fees for Black and Platinum package account customers




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    • chambta
    • By chambta 13th Nov 15, 6:14 PM
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    • 13th Nov 15, 6:14 PM
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    • 13th Nov 15, 6:14 PM
    That's a rather poorly worded and misleading piece.

    Any RBS customer who has taken out Select Platinum since its launch several years ago has been paying £16pm anyway.

    The only people who aren't are those who were moved automatically (with due notice and explanation) from the legacy Royalties Gold in July. Those customers were given five months paying the lower £12.95 before the price increase was to be imposed.

    I'm not sure what this £1 increase refers to. Perhaps the author could expand.
    • nidO
    • By nidO 13th Nov 15, 7:00 PM
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    • 13th Nov 15, 7:00 PM
    As above, i'm struggling to see how/why this is news, certainly now, given that this change was announced in the summer and isn't a hike in the prices of those accounts, it's just people who've been moved to them will start paying the account's price (as announced in the summer) rather than their old account's price.

    I'm not sure what this £1 increase refers to. Perhaps the author could expand.
    Originally posted by chambta
    This will be the difference in Natwest's old Advantage Gold account (which was £15/month) and the Platinum account (16/month) to which those customers were moved in the summer.
    • chambta
    • By chambta 13th Nov 15, 8:53 PM
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    • 13th Nov 15, 8:53 PM
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    • 13th Nov 15, 8:53 PM
    As above, i'm struggling to see how/why this is news, certainly now, given that this change was announced in the summer and isn't a hike in the prices of those accounts, it's just people who've been moved to them will start paying the account's price (as announced in the summer) rather than their old account's price.



    This will be the difference in Natwest's old Advantage Gold account (which was £15/month) and the Platinum account (16/month) to which those customers were moved in the summer.
    Originally posted by nidO
    I wondered if that was the case but it's so unclear from the article that I felt the author may wish to clarify.

    Reading the article you'd incorrectly assume that any changes were affecting Natwest/RBS customers in an identical fashion.

    It doesn't add any credibility to the piece when there's reference to a 'package account' rather than a 'packaged account'.
    Last edited by chambta; 13-11-2015 at 8:57 PM.
    • Paul_1977
    • By Paul_1977 13th Nov 15, 9:47 PM
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    • 13th Nov 15, 9:47 PM
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    • 13th Nov 15, 9:47 PM
    Not a Black or Platinum customer so I really could not care less.
    • ceredigion
    • By ceredigion 13th Nov 15, 10:11 PM
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    ^^^
    remember Abraham lincoln
    • chambta
    • By chambta 13th Nov 15, 10:45 PM
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    • 13th Nov 15, 10:45 PM
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    • 13th Nov 15, 10:45 PM
    Not a Black or Platinum customer so I really could not care less.
    Originally posted by Paul_1977
    Yet you went to the trouble of replying?
    • Paul_1977
    • By Paul_1977 14th Nov 15, 12:18 AM
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    • 14th Nov 15, 12:18 AM
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    ^^^
    remember Abraham lincoln
    Originally posted by ceredigion
    Indeed, you should.
    • Paul_1977
    • By Paul_1977 14th Nov 15, 12:19 AM
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    • 14th Nov 15, 12:19 AM
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    • 14th Nov 15, 12:19 AM
    Yet you went to the trouble of replying?
    Originally posted by chambta
    • boo_star
    • By boo_star 14th Nov 15, 12:30 AM
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    I've looked at the RBS site and they want £18 per month for Platinum and £28 for Black.

    It seems like MSE's figures are wrong.
    Last edited by boo_star; 14-11-2015 at 12:34 AM.
    • boo_star
    • By boo_star 14th Nov 15, 12:31 AM
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    Yada yada posting requirements.
    Last edited by boo_star; 14-11-2015 at 3:07 AM. Reason: Double post but MSE won't let me delete a double post
    • silvercar
    • By silvercar 14th Nov 15, 9:10 AM
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    As above, i'm struggling to see how/why this is news, certainly now, given that this change was announced in the summer and isn't a hike in the prices of those accounts, it's just people who've been moved to them will start paying the account's price (as announced in the summer) rather than their old account's price.
    Originally posted by nidO
    It hasn't been announced to existing black customers until now. I had no prior knowledge of this increase.
    • uncreative
    • By uncreative 14th Nov 15, 3:59 PM
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    I got told my black account was going up from 24 to 26 per month about a month ago.

    thats £312 a year now so I am considering leaving it altogether.
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